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University Seminar

Common Reading ProgramCommon ExperienceUniversity Seminar (US 1100) is a course designed to help meet transitional needs of new Texas State University students. The course encourages reflection upon the value and nature of a university education, as well as helping students to develop strategies for life-long learning.

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Required Books for all University Seminar (US 1100) Classes for 2016-2017:


US 1100 Texbook

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success, 11th Edition

by John N. Gardner and Betsy O. Barefoot
Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2014

Available at the Texas State Bookstore and off-campus bookstores

Common Reading

Common Reading Book

What It Is Like to Go to War

by Karl Marlantes
New York: Grove Press, 2011

Available free to all new freshmen: click here for details